Loanscape in the Media
As part of the ABC’s personal finance series, reporter Lucia Stein investigates the process of getting a mortgage. Loanscape’s Bruce Carr shares his experience of how prospective borrowers are assessed.
Is a sledgehammer about to hit property investors? - September 2018
Excellent multi-faceted analysis by ABC Business Reporter, Stephen Letts on what might be in store for the property market. Quotes extensively from Bruce Carr's analysis of changes to investor borrowing capacity.
Loanscape's Bruce Carr was interviewed by David Taylor on ABC's RN Breakfast Program on why many young Australians remain priced out of the property market and the factors driving the downturn in investment lending.
ABC Business Interview - The Interest Only Loan Crunch - 1st August 2018
Loanscape's Bruce Carr was interviewed on ABC's The Business for a report by Rachel Pupazzoni on why thousands of borrowers are now switching away from interest-only home loans to escape higher interest rates, and to take advantage of discounts being offered on principal and interest mortgages by many banks.
ABC Business Interview - Buyer Beware - January 2018
Loanscape's Bruce Carr was recently interviewed on ABC's The Business for a report by Michael Janda on how financial planners, accountants and mortgage brokers are being offered thousands of dollars in payments to push clients towards off-the-plan investment properties.
Loanscape's Bruce Carr recently contributed to an article by journalist, Lucia Stein published on ABC National News Online on 15 September 2017.
Loanscape's Bruce Carr was again interviewed on ABC's PM program by David Taylor discussing evidence that Australia's east coast property market has peaked. Does this give a little more hope to home buyers they'll be able to secure that property they've had their eye on?
PM Interview - Official figures show loans to property investors accelerating again, at the expense of owner-occupiers - March 2017
Loanscape's Bruce Carr was interviewed on the ABC's PM program by David Taylor talking about "rentvestors"- the trend for new home buyers to enter the market as investors. This presents an interesting challenge for market regulators.
AM Interview - Is it realistic, or even possible, to buy a property spur of the moment? - January 2017
Loanscape's Bruce Carr was recently interviewed on the ABC's AM program by David Taylor discussing whether or not it's possible to buy a property spur of the moment following MP and former government minister Sussan Ley's $800,000 purchase 'on a whim'. You can listen to or read that interview here.
Loanscape Principal, Bruce Carr contributed to an article by journalist, Gayle Bryant published in ANZ Bank's Grow Magazine November Issue.
In October 2016, Bruce Carr was interviewed by ABC's Jessica Haynes about the current state of the housing market, the issues Gen Y face when looking to enter the market and how to deal with them.
In June 2015, we were asked to contribute to an ABC story on APRA's attempts to rein in investment lending. Michael Janda summarised the changes, and also looked at lending standards and what ASIC is doing to maintain them with its very limited resources.